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One Last Witness for the Prosecution

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The Commonwealth called one more witness before resting its case against Jerry Sandusky.  Sandusky120618_weeps
The witness, the mother of “Victim #9″, became visibly upset as she told the court how she regretted encouraging her son to spend time with Sandusky unaware of what was happening.

The defense started off by calling two former Penn State assistant coaches, who testified that showering with young boys was a commonplace.Sandusky120618_Anderson
Although neither coach, according to their testimony, engaged in the kind of horseplay and bearhugs attributed to Sandusky. Sandusky120618_Brooks

Reuters story here.

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Last of the Sandusky Prosecution Witnesses

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More disturbing testimony from the last three victim witness. Here are some of my sketches: Sandusky120614_vic6

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Patriot-News story here.

 

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Sandusky Trial Day Three

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Making so much progress that the Commonwealth is expected to rest its case by Friday. Today we heard from three more victims, Mike McQueary’s father and a janitor at Penn State, as well as heard portion of Bob Costas’ interview with Jerry Sandusky.

It is so late, and I’m so beat I’ll just post the rest of the sketches : Sandusky130613_McQueary_Sr

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Reuters story here.

 

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More Moving Testimony At Sandusky Trial

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An eighteen year-old, known as “Victim #1″, gave emotional testimony today. Sandusky120612_vic
Hearing him describe the abuse and the shame he suffered was not easy… Sandusky120612_weep
……and under cross-examination he lost it momentarily. Sandusky120612_Dersham
The next witness was from child protective services. Sandusky120612_McQueary
Then came Mike McQueary………. Sandusky120612wide_McQueary
……..who told about seeing Sandusky with a young boy in the shower at Penn State. Sandusky120612_McQueary2

WaPo story here.

 

 

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Intense First Day at the Sandusky Trial

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Opening statements followed by disturbing testimony from “Victim #4″, and and agressive an agressive cross-examintation that probably helped the prosecution.

Here are the day’s sketches from Bellefonte, Penn. Sandusky120611_McGettigan

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NYT story here.

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We Have A Jury

Jury selection completed in record time. Opening statements and testimony to begin on Monday. Sandusky120606wideIn the sketch above Jerry Sandusky rises slighly from his chair as he is identified for a group of prospective jurors. Below are the rest of today’s sketches. Sandusky120606_Jerry_1

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Sara Ganim’s closer look here.

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Swift Pace at Sandusky Jury Selection

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This morning there was speculation about the need to bring in jurors from neighboring counties if enough qualified jurors could not be found in the present pool, but by the end of the day nine jurors had already been picked and and each side had only two or three strikes left. That means it’s likely we will have our twelve jurors and four alternates sometime tomorrow, or Thursday at the latest. Sandusky120605_judge

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And finally …..Sandusky120605sketch_deer

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McNamee Starting To Sweat

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After five days on the witness stand Brian McNamee was looking pretty bad, at one point loosening his tie and pulling his collar away from his neck. The picture of defeat.

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McNamee will return to face more questioning on Monday, but now the judge has imposed a time limit on witnesses so it should be his last day on the stand.

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AP story here.

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Cross-Examination Of McNamee Continues

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Roger Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hammered and chipped away at Brian McNamee on the fourth day of his testimony, nineteen hours so far. His exhaustive scattershot examination does seem to be working. McNamee has admitted to minimizing the truth and outright lying to investigators.

Below are a couple more sketches from today’s testimony.

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Hardin put up a photo of Roger and Debbie Clemens that appeared in the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

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On the screen is the cover of McNamee’s unpublished book, “Death, Taxes and Mac”

AP story here.

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Second Day of McNamee Testimony

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Yesterday I was at the ready, pencil in hand, to catch that dramatic moment when Brian McNamee would point out the defendant, Roger Clemens, to the jury, but it never happened. Today, though, just as I was telling my colleague, fellow sketch artist Bill Hennessy, that we weren’t going to get the money shot…it happened.

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We also got to see a photo of the Yankee Stadium jacuzzi. One of many locations were McNamee said he injected Clemens with HGH.

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Finally, with only a half hour left in the day, the defense began its cross-examination. Rusty Hardin questioned McNamee about a tie he wore when he testified before the grand jury. The tie had an advertisement on it promoting a friend’s business.

Not sure what the point was except McNamee had the bad taste to take advantage of a media event.

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McNamee of course said he chose that particular tie because his other tie was wrinkled.

AP story here.

 

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